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The Red Badge of Courage (original 1895; edition 1983)

by Stephen Crane, Alfred Kazin (Introduction)

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Title:The Red Badge of Courage
Authors:Stephen Crane (Author)
Other authors:Alfred Kazin (Introduction)
Info:Bantam (1983),
Collections:Your library, Classics, civil war, Fiction
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The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (Author) (1895)

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o Summary of content/review: This story follows a newly enlisted private, Henry Fleming, throughout the Civil War. The times and experiences Henry endures shapes him into the man he was meant to be.
o Evaluation: Plot and setting are incredibly important in this story because the fears of war are thrust upon an 18 year old boy. The circumstances of this plot influence and shape the character.
o Target audience: 8th grade
o Connection to classroom: I would use this as a supplementary text when discussing the Civil War, and having my students draw comparisons and contrasts between 18-year-olds then and now.

CC Standards: RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

Classification: Theme Bin 2: Coming of Age
  Nall0705 | Dec 1, 2014 |
This book was much better than I feared it might be, given that it was written in the 1800s. All the characters were believable and authentic sounding and the confusion and chaos of battle were wonderfully apparent. There were so many beautifully written descriptions and lines that are too many to put them here. I recommend reading the book for yourself. Well worth the time spent. ( )
  whymaggiemay | Nov 26, 2014 |
In keeping with his other works of realism, Crane's seminal book portrays the experiences of a young Federal soldier in the Civil War. There are many positives, including the accurate depiction of warfare from a soldier's viewpoint. There is no fame and glory- war from the private's perspective is little more than din of battle, confusion and fear. I thought Crane's depiction of the soldier's struggle to rationalize the shame felt from fleeing the initial encounter was fascinating.

For all its good points, there were times when it seemed the work dragged on. But for that, I would rated this work higher. In any case, a recommended read. ( )
  la2bkk | Nov 25, 2014 |
I have read this book several times since high school. ( )
  Benedict8 | Jul 16, 2014 |
A seminal read. Highly recommended. It should be read by every American. It should be required reading in high school. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
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Crane, StephenAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Berryman, JohnContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Binder, HenryEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bloom, HaroldEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bottino, PatNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bowers, FredsonEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bradbury, MalcolmEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Conrad, JosephContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cummings, SherwoodIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davray, Henry-D.Traductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dressler, RogerNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dufris, WilliamNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engene, GeneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foote, ShelbyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gibson, Donald B.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Green, FrankEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Haldeman, JoeIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harad, AlyssaSupplementary materialsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heald, AnthonyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Herzberg, Max J.Afterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Homer, WinslowIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jenseth, RichardIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kazin, AlfredIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kidder, HarveyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
LaRocca, Charles J.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Levenson, J.C.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Levy, Wilbert J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Minor, WendellIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Misiego, MicaelaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mozley, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muller, FrankNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murphy, JimForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Otero, BenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paysac, Henry dePréfacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Perkins, Patricia BarrettForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pratt, SeanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reichardt, Mary R.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sanders, CharlesNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sorrentino, PaulEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stallman, Robert W.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stone, RobertIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thomas, RichardNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Doren, CarlIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vedro, Alfred S.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Viélé-Griffin, FrancisTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Watson, Aldren AuldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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ISBN 0812504798 is a Tor edition of The Red Badge of Courage.
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Long considered the first great modern novel of war by an American author, this classic work is set in the time of the Civil War and tells a powerful, psychological story of a young soldier's struggle with the horrors--both within and without the war.

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During his service in the Civil War, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.

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